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Robo Prize a claimed PRIZE VALUE of Millions of Dollars. The idea of offering prize-money to help advance technology is not new. Throughout history, prize money has motivated people to achieve great things. Lindbergh would not have been the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic if it wasn't for the prize money. In fact, that was said to be one of his main motivating factor!

Domestic robot        An open source robot is bidding to become the standard research model .

New Scientist

World view :-

Wyrobek hopes that PR2 will do the same for "mobile manipulation". Each of the robot's two arms can lift up to 1.8 kilograms each, and it has two cameras and a 3D laser scanner to help it picture the world around it and identify objects.

Wyrobek hopes that PR2 will do the same for "mobile manipulation". Each of the robot's two arms can lift up to 1.8 kilograms each, and it has two cameras and a 3D laser scanner to help it picture the world around it and identify objects

Ability to use Aps, applications that may be downloaded and shared

Japanese department store offers robots that look like their buyers    
Robot that looks like you   We all knew this day would come and we all knew this would happen first in Japan. And local department store chain operator Sogo & Seibu is ready to make it possible: You can soon buy robots who look exactly like you. Right, life-size humanoids.

The company isn't that sure about its idea though as it plans to offer just two robots for the time being. Sogo & Seibu says they'll start accepting orders in all of their department stores in Japan as soon as early next month. But if there are three or more people interested in getting a robotic doppelgänger, buyers will be chosen by lot.

The Honda Asimo

Now knows how to navigate around people in work areas, a seemingly simple, yet complex task. It can also share and coordinate tasks with other Asimos and dock itself at the recharge station as needed. These abilities enable the Asimo to be more autonomous in a workplace and bring it one step closer to replacing actual humans.

Honda developed an intelligence technology that enhances smooth movement by enabling ASIMO to choose between stepping back and yielding the right-of-way or continuing to walk based on the predicted movement of oncoming people. Honda also developed a new intelligence technology related to ASIMO's ability to perform tasks such as carrying a tray and pushing a cart. Furthermore, a new comprehensive system was developed so that multiple ASIMOs can share tasks by adjusting to the situation and work together in coordination to provide uninterrupted service. For example, if one ASIMO is idled while recharging, other ASIMO robots will step in and perform assigned tasks.ASIMO identifies oncoming people through its eye camera, calculates traveling direction and speed, predicts forthcoming movements of oncoming people, and chooses the most appropriate path so that it will not block the movement of others. When there is not enough space, ASIMO will step back and yield the right-of-way. (newlaunches)

New ASIMO Robot abilities Dec 2007 release

Japan Unveils Mind Control Robot    

Iin Japan scientists at the Honda Research Institute have unveiled the world's first brain to machine interface.

Dubbed BMI short for Brain Machine Interface this new technology system will enable people to control robots using their mind.

Pushing buttons and fiddling with levers to control a robot could be a thing of the past. Honda's new system works using a brain activity measuring device that sends signals to their famous ASIMO humanoid robot.

As a user imagines moving a body part, sensors placed on the head measure and analyze the slight waves and blood flow changes in the brain. This allows the robot to make corresponding movements such as raising its arm or leg.

Honda hopes to incorporate the technology into a variety of human-friendly products in the future.

Fembot Aiko getting poked at Ontario Science Center Roboter Insect

Robot Room  What's New New Articles at Robot Room
Robotics Institute
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots
Build an inexpensive, reconfigurable maze for robot projects
Insectronics : Build Your Own Walking Robot
Technology Student computer control
Motion Control
Control Engineering Virtual Library
Control Robots
JPL Robotics website NASA
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Mindstorms Lego
FIRST LEGO League International Schools' robotics competition.
e-puck (EPFL Robot), Educational Robots)
Robots at LiveScience
Mobile Robot
RoboGames 2008

Robot Cleaners iRobot Web Specials Let' our cleaning Robots take care of those tasks even while you are not at home.

Google X-Prize by building lunar missions complete with robotic rovers capable of roaming the surface of the moon for at least 500 meters and sending video, images and other data back to Earth, according to a statement from the X Prize Foundation.  Google Lunar X Prize

ROS is an open-source, meta-operating system for your robot. It provides the services you would expect from an operating system, including hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management. Robots Using ROS series  for articles on the variety of ways that ROS has been used with robots.

First Objective For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a unique varsity sport of the mind designed to help high-school-aged young people discover how interesting and rewarding the life of engineers and researchers can be.

Ultra-realistic bionic bird    

A Robot look like a bird, flys like a bird and eats flies,

A robot modelled on the herring gull sets a new standard for realistic flying machines.

Actually an energy-efficient robot, weighing just 500 grams, that captures the elegance of a bird in flight.

The robot, aptly named "SmartBird".

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A robot that flies like a bird    

Plenty of robots can fly -- but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. A soaring demo fresh from TEDGlobal 2011.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED

Festo - SmartBird    

Aerodynamic SmartBird flight model - Bird flight

SmartBird is an ultralight but powerful flight model with excellent aerodynamic qualities and extreme agility. With SmartBird, Festo has succeeded in deciphering the flight of birds - one of the oldest dreams of humankind.

This bionic technology-bearer, which is inspired by the herring gull, can start, fly and land autonomously -- with no additional drive mechanism. Its wings not only beat up and down, but also twist at specific angles.

This is made possible by an active articulated torsional drive unit, which in combination with a complex control system attains an unprecedented level of efficiency in flight operation.

Festo has thus succeeded for the first time in creating an energy-efficient technical adaptation of this model from nature.

Phone controlled bipedal walking robot with multi-touch gestures        
Yuta Sugiura and his colleagues at the Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, have developed a new control scheme for robots and virtual characters called Walky for the iPhone. Rather than using a cumbersome game controller or keyboard, which may pose a problem for novice users, they can use Walky to control walking, turning, jumping, kicking, and other actions through simple finger gestures on the iPhone's touch screen.

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Spider Pill Robot crawls through the body.

The BBC is reporting on a wirelessly controlled "spider pill" being developed somewhere in Italy. The device supposedly has eight legs and reportedly can crawl through intestines. With an attached video camera, the device might actually become a diagnostic modality for imaging the intestinal tract. The big question is whether it is more unpleasant to have a colonoscope defile you or a robotic gerbil crawl through the insides.

ButlerBot serves cans from RoboFridge   Norris Labs Steve Norris, Boston, MA, wrote in with his latest project: a robot that'll bring you a beer. The Beverage Delivery System (BDS) is an ambitious project of mine to create a fully automated inter-home delivery system. Anyone who has built a robot has, at one point or another, been asked the question "but can it bring me a beer?"; I'm sure that like me, roboticists all over the world have grown weary of this question. The Beverage Delivery System is the answer to this age old problem, a problem that has plagued mankind since the invention of the canned beverage.

Baxter is the transport component of my Beverage Delivery System (BDS). Supporting Baxter is a fixed location dispenser robot called RoboFridge. You can think of a RoboFridge as a kind of soda vending machine that does not require money. Like a real vending machine RoboFridge supports the dispensing of canned beverages. The concept of the BDS could even be extended to non-food items like medications, DVDs and books.

The BDS process starts when a user requests an item using a simple remote control. Baxter is activated from his sleep mode and navigates to RoboFridge using a variety of navigation techniques. These include dead reckoning using encoders, IR beacons, and line following.

Once he arrives Baxter will initiate a docking sequence with RoboFridge. After docking, RoboFridge deposits the canned beverage into Baxter's cargo area. Baxter then undocks and navigates back to the thirsty user to deliver the beverage.

Finally I can get a frosty cold beverage delivered to me in my favorite easy chair without any effort or argument!

Issac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics are a set of three rules written by Isaac Asimov, which almost all positronic robots appearing in his fiction must obey. Introduced in his 1942 short story "Runaround", although foreshadowed in a few earlier stories, the Laws state the following :-

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

A Robot Bill of Rights. (Ethical code for robots in works).

Ethics for the Robot Age - Should bots carry weapons? Should they win patents? Questions we must answer as automation advances. View by Jordan Pollack. Wired Magazine (January 2005; Issue 13.01). "My definition of a robot is any device controlled by software that can work 24/7 and put people out of work. The machines are not intelligent. ... In case you missed them, today's most popular robots are ATMs and computer printers. While our hopes for and fears of robots may be overblown, there is plenty to worry about as automation progresses. The future will have many more robots, and they'll most certainly be much more advanced. This raises important ethical questions that we must begin to confront. 1. Should robots be humanoid? ... 2. Should humans become robots? ... 4. Should robots eat? ... 6. Should robots carry weapons? ..."

A new set of laws has been proposed to govern operations by killer robots. (PDF format), The ideas were floated by John S Canning, an engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre, Dahlgren Division an American weapons-research and test establishment. Mr Canning's Concept of Operations for Armed Autonomous Systems . :-

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Building Your First Robot
Build The Coat Hanger Walker Robot
A DIY Robot - PC or Laptop Controlled
DIY Line Following Robot
SheekGeek Educational robotic kits
British Robotics
Robotics Design Process
Our robots
Galileo Educational Network
EyeEye Robots
Plant cells for robot control
Lego Education Controlling Robots
Controlling robots that search for Mars life
Force Control and Machine Vision Guide Robots
Robotics, sensing, thinking and acting   Robotic Timeline
Robot Electronics
RoboFesta UK
Active Robots

MAKE brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. This is a magazine that celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. (Quite a few mini-robots to build in a weekend.)

Make a Reprap Robot Part 1: The Electronics - Weekend Project Podcast   Make a Repstrap (Part 2) - Weekend Projects Podcast

Mill Engine. Engineering and Mechanical Portal.  Engineering links, Mechanical links, engineers, machines, engines. Civil Engineering,  architecture, construction, transportation, etc...

Search for Robotics related links on A Science Portal. Ideal for Science Projects. Links to cutting edge science related web sites. Cutting edge science. Research and breakthroughs using State of the Art and discovery's of new sciences, physics, cosmology, the Universe, power sources, control units, memory devices, displays, portable computers, nanotechnology, organic, biological, medical, neurology, mobile, portable, WAP, G3, electronic, etc. Earth science, engineering and bandwidth solutions. Robotics, gadgets, chemical and telecommunications. Social, psychology and politics. A look at the future?  Nanobots, NanoRobots, Nanotechnolgy. Dangers of Nanotechnology. Is Nanotechnology dangerous?

Let's Make Robots LMR a free and volunteer based initiative. Let's Make Robots is a community of robot building people, therefore nice people. Submit your own robots. See most collected robots here.

Boston Dynamics Big Dog :- Boston Dynamics Big Dog :-
Stickybot is an embodiment of our hypotheses about the requirements for mobility on vertical surfaces using dry adhesion. The main point is that we don't need more adhesion, we need controllable adhesion. The essential ingredients are:
  • hierarchical compliance for conforming at centimeter, millimeter and micrometer scales,
  • anisotropic dry adhesive materials and structures so that we can control adhesion by controlling shear,
  • distributed active force control that works with compliance and anisotropy to achieve stability.

Stanford StickyBot

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Robots

Jeff's All Things Robot (lots of) links

Robotics (plenty of them) links Even More Robotics (plenty) Links

Robot Maker Includes Micro and Nano Class Geared Motors.    Nanobots, NanoRobots, Nanotechnolgy. Dangers of Nanotechnology. Is Nanotechnology dangerous?

Used Robots Integrator of Used Industrial Robots.  Robot Resources:

Robot Grrl

Robot Housekeeper Building Small Robots: One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller.

Picks up dirty dishes from the table and carries them to the sink for washing.
Then cleans the floor.

Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller   -   More DIY How To Projects

Worlds Smallest Robot   Build a Very Small Robot
  Make The World's Smallest Wheeled Robot With A Gripper. Build a 1/20 cubic inch robot with a gripper that can pick up and move small objects. It is controlled by a Picaxe microcontroller. At this point in time, I believe this may be the world's smallest wheeled robot with a gripper. That will no doubt change, tomorrow or next week, when someone builds so...

New robots climb stairs and have spines   SmartPlanetCBS YouTube Channel   SmartPlanet Main Web Site

Robotics researchers from around the world gathered in San Francisco to share their work at the 2011 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das gets friendly with robots that are flying to greater heights and interacting in more human-like ways.

Biometal Self Control Robot Citizen mini robots

Dr. Rrobot Inc., is a developer and manufacturer of mobile robotics technology, providing autonomous robots solutions tailored for commercial and industrial security, monitoring and inventory applications.

Lets make robots

Robotics Trends

Robotics Lab

Robot Village

YouTube video   Cratchbot robot navigates with whiskers

Interested in sensing things without using sight? So are the researchers at the University of Sheffield and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, who have developed the Scratchbot robot that can navigate by waving around a set of 18 whiskers.

To design their sensors, they began by reverse-engineering a rat's whiskers using high-speed video cameras. After studying how the rat used the whiskers, they developed a mechanical system that was able to perform in a similar manner. The larger whiskers were then outfitted with a magnet and hall effect sensors, which allowed their motion to be observed. Then, instead of developing a traditional software-based motion control system, the researchers developed a neurologically-inspired system that uses an FPGA to simulate how the rat's brain actually reacts to whisker movement. The result is a robot capable of sensing the world around it using only touch.

As a sight-based organism, I find it humbling that there are so many other ways of navigating the world that do not involve light. In this case, the whiskers on many creatures are sensitive enough to detect subtle textures and patterns in the world around them, and this works well as a replacement for vision in navigation. Cool stuff! [via neatorama]

Robots and Robotics. All things related to robots and robotics :-

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T. R. I, Toy Robots Initiative aims to commercialize robotics technologies for human-robot collaboration in education, toys, entertainment and art. (Don't underrate because of the work Toy)

RoboGames (Formally ROBOlympics), is the world's largest open robot competition.  We invite the best minds from around the world to compete.

Web Japan Trends Robot

Open Directory - Computers: Robotics: Building

Robot Haven A Refuges for Robots.

Robot Group TX artists and engineers who shared a common vision: utilizing technology to provide and explore new mediums for art. Through the synergy of fusing art and technology.

Robotics Institute


Triangle Amateur Robotics (TAR) is dedicated to creating personal robots for fun and knowledge. (North Carolina State University campus)

Unclebob Robotech. With a long term goal is to research and make robots that would help us in our daily life just like personal computers. Notice robots aren’t in our home at all. With the technology we have today, how can robots not be helping us more? In Japan the populations are ageing. Japanese are trying to make robots that would help elderly people with household tasks e.g. lifting people on and off the bed. I believe I can also make this kind of robots. I have an idea for a robot that can monitor our eyes, facial expressions and emotions in front of our computer and help us with our work. I can only do such project if I have more time and fundings. Please support Wahoo project, (This is a smartphone controlled Robot that will walk with two legs. He is roughly 15cm high, 9cm diameter Android looking robot made with a 3D Printing. The legs and hip are power by 9g servos. He uses 6 x AAA batteries placed in the legs. We will consider either bluetooth or infrared for communicating with the smartphone. Makible), to make this dream to come true! Uses some 3D Printing to create Robot Parts

Robodance 4 works with i-Sobot and Wiimote

Robosapien Dance Machine.

MAKE: Blog pal, and author of Robodance, Robert Oschler, is in the process of updating this free Robosapien control program so that it can also work with the new Tomy i-Sobot, using the IR connection on the robot and the Nintendo Wii remote controller (Wiimote). This video offers a sneak peak of Robodance 4's capabilities.



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HOW TO - Make an OAWR

Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot)

This Instructable shows how to make a little walking robot which avoids obstacles (much like many commercially available options). But what's the fun in buying a toy when you can instead start with a motor, sheet of plastic and pile of bolts and proceed to build your own. Well I hope you share this attitude and please enjoy.

  HOW TO - Build a robot arm (robot arm clock videos) 

Society of Robots has a great video of a robot arm-clocks

The robot arm is probably the most mathematically complex robot you could ever build. As such, this tutorial cant tell you everything you need to know. Instead, I will take shortcuts and just talk about the bear minimum you need to know to build an effective robot arm. Please bear with the math . . . enjoy!

To get you started, here is a video of a robot arm assignment I had when I took Robotic Manipulation back in college. My group programmed it to type the current time into the keyboard . . . (lesson learned, don't crash robot arms into your keyboard at full speed while testing)

HOW TO - Build a robot arm Link.
In The Future, All Break-Dancing B-Boys Will Be Robots Mobile robot does CNC, (More CNC) :-

:   Sparky - Autonomous Telepresence Robot

Gomi Style, they build a low-cost telepresence robot. There are some "problems" with this video. It's not an "autonomous" robot if *you* control it and the show is called Gomi Style, and they say the robot is made of junk they have lying around, but then, it's made with the Vex robotics system, the MAKE Controller, a Mac Mini, an iSight camera, and an LCD monitor. Still, they manage to make a pretty decent telepresence bot for probably under $1000.

Sparky Jr - Make a DIY Mobile Videochat Telepresence Robot    
  Spark.jr DIY, open source mobile telepresence.Get free software and instructions, plus how-to videos, hardware links and more connecting you the growing community of mobile telepresence and videochat ROV builders.

What is Telepresence?
Telepresence refers to technologies that allow a person to see, hear and sense a location other than their true location, as well as have an effect in that remote location. Commonly referred to as videochat, telepresence is used by surgeons, NASA scientists and rescue workers as well as family and friends in separate locations.

But why Sparky?
SPARKY is a rough acronym for Self Portrait Artifact – Roving Chassis.

But I’m not technical? How can I build a telepresenece robot?
We provide all the software and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions that will walk you through the process of building and running a robot, using things like Mac Minia's, Roomba vacuum's, Vex, Erector set parts and assorted found objects.

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology   Worth watching in full; IMHO.

TED India, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

About Pranav Mistry The inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data.

Pranav Mistry Website 

TED Ideas worth spreading



Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense    

This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry

Was the buzz of Ted. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some.

About Pattie Maes   At the MIT Media Lab's new Fluid Interfaces Group, Pattie Maes researches the tools we use to work with information and connect with one another.

Pattie Maes is an associate professor in MIT Media Lab Program in Media Arts and Sciences

Ted Ideas worth spreading

Large Database of Robotics videos displays of innovation.

Robotics fairs and exhibitions

Robots Dreams   Robot Video's  Robots Resources



BotJunkie Obsessively chronicles Man's inevitable descent into cybernetic slavery :-

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Hexapod Dance-Off video from the Austrian Hexapod Dance-Off. (Not really a robot but great fun). The Hexapod moves are sure expressive organised by BotJunkie-

Pop-up Fabrication of the Harvard Monolithic Bee (Mobee)   MicroroboticsLab YouTube Channel  

The Harvard Monolithic Bee. (Mobee). A millimeter-scale flapping wing robotic insect produced using Printed Circuit MEMS (PC-MEMS) techniques. (Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

This video describes the manufacturing process, including pop-up book inspired assembly.

This work was funded by the NSF, the Wyss Institute, and the ASEE. Music: D-Song by Bonobo

Harvard Universitty"Monolithic fabrication of millimeter-scale machines" and "Pop-up book MEMS"

Harvard Microrobotics Lab

Micro Air Vehicles Project. INSPIRED by the biology of a bee and the insect’s hive behavior ... Aim to push advances in miniature robotics and the design of compact high-energy power sources; spur innovations in ultra-low-power computing and electronic “smart” sensors; and refine coordination

"Pop-up book MEMS" is the cover article for the Nov. 2011 issue of J. Micromechanics and Microengineering

Wyss Institute, At Harvard Universitty. Aims to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things, and harnesses these insights to create biologically inspired materials and devices that will revolutionize healthcare and create a more sustainable world. In medicine, the Institute is developing innovative materials, devices, and disease reprogramming technologies that emulate how living tissues and organs self-organize and naturally regulate themselves. Understanding of how living systems build, recycle, and control is also guiding efforts focused on development of entirely new approaches for constructing buildings, converting energy, controlling manufacturing, and improving our environment.

ASEE, American Society for Engineering Education. The purpose of this Society shall be the advancement of education in all of its functions which pertain to engineering and allied branches of science and technology, including the processes of teaching and learning, counseling, research, extension services and public relations. In furtherance of this purpose, the Society shall serve its members as a common agency of stimulation and guidance


Field Robotics Center the future of field robotics by creating automated work machines for land, sea, air and space. Carnegie Mellon University

TeleRAD is a radiation survey robot. The name stands for distance Radiation Absorbed Dose or in other words detecting radiation levels remotely. TeleRAD uses a Geiger counter to detect radiation levels.

Distributed Boundary Coverage with a Swarm of Miniature Robots.  investigate collaborative coverage with a self-organizing swarm of minimalist robots. The inspection of the compressor section of a (jet) turbine engine is a motivating case study (see IROS'06 and BSSAC'07 for a high-level overview).

Robotics and Automation, 2001. Proceedings 2001 ICRA. IEEE International Conference

Your first robot - the beetle robot

How to build your first PICAXE robot

Total Robots Total Robots BEAM. The term BEAM is an acronym for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics and Mechanics. BEAM robotics was invented (and is patented) by Dr Mark W. Tilden whilst he was a student at University in Canada. Includes OOPic.

How-To: Build BEAM Vibrobots The key to Vibrobot movement is a motor (or motors) that employs an unbalanced weight. Pager and other motors used to create vibration alerts in consumer electronics use this technique. As the motor shaft spins, the weight on the shaft, being off-kilter, makes the motor, and therefore the entire pager, vibrate. Hook such a motor up to a little robo-critter with four fixed legs, and when the motor fires and the weight starts spinning, the bot will skitter across the floor.

BEAM robotics is the brain child of Mark W. Tilden who is currently working at "Los Alamos National Laboratory" in Los Alamos, New Mexico, US. BEAM robotics as described in the BEAM rule book: 1/: A description of what aspects a roving robot creature could contain. BEAM is a triple acronym which stands for :-
Biology Electronics Aesthetics Mechanics
Building Evolution Anarchy Modularity
Biotechnology Ethnology Analogy Morphology

A Beginner's Guide to BEAM - The BEAM design approach creates nimble robots from simple components, with no programming required.


Protozoan Flagellates from Jessica Field on Vimeo.
  Canadian artist Jessica Field. Jessica makes these wonderful, funky little robo-critters, some BEAMish, others more sophisticated, with computer-control. I like how she "programs" failures/shortcomings into her robot creations. (Wait, don't most robots do that on their own?) 

Jessica's "Field Studies"

Slarbotics offers competition robot kits, solar-powered robots, books, electronic components, motors, parts and information on the expanding field of BEAM Robotics. Enjoy our website, and we welcome your comments.

Solar Powered Picaxe Microbot (Vibrobot) This microbot is also called a vibrobot because it vibrates in order to generate horizontal motion.

Solarbotics is a BEAM robotics community server.  Complete BEAMbot Circuits  BEAM From the Ground Up

A Beginner's Guide to BEAM   (Makezine)

Build a Simple Vibrobot, (Not really a robot)    
  A Simple Vibrobot. Build a simple vibrating robot. A hobby robot, well almost.

Wiring :-
A Simple Vibrobot wiring.

Items required for the Simple Vibrobot :-

  • Two motors from a old Broken PS2 DuoShock, (Dualshock) Controller
  • A PP3 Battery Connector.
  • PP3 Battery.
  • Some BluTack
Twist the ends of the wires from the two motors from  together so that each motor will
turn in the opposite direction to each other.

Connect these twisted motor wire ends to the battery wires.

Place some BluTack on to each motor bottom and stick to the PP3 Battery.

Plug the PP3 connector to the battery. Unplug to stop.


HOW TO - Make a Bristlebot a tiny directional vibrobot made from a toothbrush!

The BristleBot is a simple and tiny robot with an agenda. The ingredients? One toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor. The result? Serious fun. The BristleBot is our take on the popular vibrobot, a simple category of robot that is controlled by a single vibrating (eccentric) motor. Some neat varieties include the mint-tin version as seen in Make Magazine (check the video), and the kid's art bot: a vibrobot with pens for feet.

Robot Arm With Fluidic Muscles.

 Airic's_arm is a robotic arm inspired by your own arm. The company describes it as a "combination of mechatronics and the biological model of a human being."

The mechanical foundation - the "skeleton" - of Festo's Airic's arm is literally a metal version of the human skeletal structure. The radius and ulna (primary bones of the forearm), the metacarpals (hand and fingers) and the shoulder and shoulder blade are duplicated


Bittybot help you make smaller robots.

Robot Education. The Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) applies and evaluates robots as a context for computer science education.

Spider Robot Project Page An 'in-progress' project involving the addition of a PIC micro brain to a small robot.

PIC Guide (With Links)

Proton Geeks Proton PIC Users Group

PIC/Ubicom     Robotics

PICAXE microcontrollers are exciting, low-cost, re-programmable chips that can be used as low-cost 'brains' in many kinds of electronic project. For further information browse the index bar on the left hand side of the screen.

PIC & Electronic Development on a Shoestring

ooPIC, (Object-Oriented PIC), is a different approach in microcontrollers that uses objects to control the attached hardware while the application program focuses on controlling the objects.  Programmed in Basic, C, or Java syntax styles. Uses Object-oriented concepts.  More Object oriented programming links.


Programmable Paper. Amazing program paper into shapes, paper aeroplane, etc     Amazing !!!  Programmable Paper. Amazing program paper into shapes, paper aeroplane, etc

Programmable Paper. You can program paper to make shapes, paper dart aeroplane, etc, (OK, maybe it's not quite paper), but watch this fold itself into shape under programming control.

A group of researchers from Harvard and MIT have pushed us closer to a world of programmable matter. Their approach is a self-folding surface that can take on almost any shape. The above video from ScienceMag shows the surface turning into a small sailboat and paper plane. [via slashdot

Based on the ancient art of origami, the sheets are edged by foil actuators--thin, solid-state motors--that contract or expand when they receive an electric current from flexible electronic circuits embedded in the sheets. After they achieve their preprogrammed shape, the sheets are held in place by tiny magnets on the edges of the fold joints.


Programmable matter is a material whose properties can be programmed to achieve specific shapes or stiffnesses upon command. This concept requires constituent elements to interact and rearrange intelligently in order to meet the goal. This paper considers achieving programmable sheets that can form themselves in different shapes autonomously by folding. Past approaches to creating transforming machines have been limited by the small feature sizes, the large number of components, and the associated complexity of communication among the units. We seek to mitigate these difficulties through the unique concept of self-folding origami with universal crease patterns. This approach exploits a single sheet composed of interconnected triangular sections. The sheet is able to fold into a set of predetermined shapes using embedded actuation. To implement this self-folding origami concept, we have developed a scalable end-to-end planning and fabrication process. Given a set of desired objects, the system computes an optimized design for a single sheet and multiple controllers to achieve each of the desired objects. The material, called programmable matter by folding, is an example of a system capable of achieving multiple shapes for multiple functions

Robots Podcast for news and views on robotics. In addition to insights from high-profile professionals, Robots will take you for a ride through the world's research labs, robotics companies and their latest innovations. :-

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Qbo Robot | Personal Robot | Opensource Robot Please see the Qbo Robot Blog :-

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Doctronics Design & Technology and Electronics Resources. Discovering PICs

74194 Stepper Motor Driver form Model Railroad & Misc. Electronics  More Electronics

Manage 5 stepper motors for the LPT signals step-dir Automatically Translated from Russian

OpenServo is an open community-based project started by Mike Thompson with the goal of creating a low-cost digital servo for robotics.

Ken Boone's Robotic

Machine Grid

uC Hobby

Reconns World

Acroname Robotics

Robotics and Other Gizmos Page - Robotics Activities and Links. Includes information, photos, and schematics for building a robots, a robotic computer interface, and other devices. Software is included.

AiboPet and other'Pets (robotic or otherwise)

TeRK. (Telepresence Robot Kit), Educational Robotics - Vehicles for Teaching and Learning.

Robots for Kids

Clockwork Robot create amazing paper engineering for you. Also create stereoscopic (3D) images for print or web publication 

OrionRobot Robotics resource and community website. There is a great deal of technical, creative and background information on robotics for hobbyists and even those more experienced. Some areas of the site also form a dictionary for some of the terms and concepts used in robotics, electronics, programming, Lego building and engineering.

Foxbox.Nl :: Lego Mindstorms Robots And Machines. A lot of Lego Mindstorms Robotics Projects.

EURON ( European Robotics Research Network). It is a community of people with a common interest in working to make better robots.

International Federation of Robotics

Robot Matrix This portal is all about robots/robotics. It delicates to all who are interested in the development of robotics - from beginners to professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, direct end users and even researchers. A comprehensive web portal on robotic technology. It contains both commercial and non-commercial information on robotic technology. More importantly, we always welcome useful user input, feedback or contributions in terms of publish useful articles on Robotics technologies in the portal. Humanoid Robots.

Telepresence Robotkit Educational Robots Vehiculs for teaching and learning.

Carl Kenner's Home Page. Programmable Input Emulator (GlovePIE or PIE). Control Games with Gestures, Speech, and Other Input Devices! With GlovePIE you can now play any game, or control any software or MIDI devices, using whatever controls you want. This includes joysticks, gamepads, mice, keyboards, MIDI input devices, HMDs, Wiimotes, trackers, and of course, Virtual Reality gloves!

Ted Larson (Balancing Robot and other links).

Trossen Robotics, your source for Hobby and Educational Robotics :-

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Surveyor Corporation Surveyor SRV-1 Wireless Mobile Robot with Video for Telepresence, Autonomous and Swarm Operation.

Middle Creek Merchants Robot Page

RoboCup is an international joint project to promote AI, robotics, and related field. It is an attempt to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem where wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. RoboCup chose to use soccer game as a central topic of research, aiming at innovations to be applied for socially significant problems and industries.

Robothon a national event that showcases the capabilities and technological developments in robotics from the amateur robotics community. At this event, people from around the world come together to present new robotic technologies, share ideas, meet fellow robotic enthusiasts, show off their robotic creations, and compete in many robotic competitions and activities.

Bryan's Robotics Journal Robotics without the soldering iron.

Robotics Website

Learn about Robots

Converting a Floppy Disk Drive into a Simple Robot   Generation5 aims to be the most comprehensive Artificial Intelligence site on the Internet. Community-orientated, Generation5 deals with all AI topics including robotics, neural networks, genetic algorithms, AI programming, home automation and much more.

Super Simple Beginners Robot!    

  Instructable for the absolute n00by robot wannabe. Noticed a huge jump in the number of beginners getting into the hobby and the number of "how do I" question...

Robots wanted Any condition, any type... ROBOTS WANTED: Dead or Alive, Whole or Parts, Please help the virtual robot museum grow! Some of the Robots that I am interested in: HeathKit (HERO JR, HERO 1, HERO 2000, Arm Trainer), Androbots (Topo, BOB, BOB/XA, Fred, and Androman), RB5X, Artec GEMINI, Omnibots, Rhino Robots, MAXX STEELE, NEWTON SynPet, Comro Tot, Marvin Mark I, RoPet, Servitron, ELAMI, CYBER I, HUBOT, Hearoid, Turtles, Etc. Also looking for Robot accesories and technical literature. Please don't throw that old Robot away! Robotic Gallery

Hobby Robotics. Hobby robot building plans, circuits, software and more... (More Blog Links)

Twin Cities Robotics Group A loose affiliation of people interested in robots, located in the Twin Cities Metro area, USA.

DIY Live Robots

STAMP Parallax. A BASIC Stamp microcontroller is a single-board computer that runs the Parallax PBASIC language interpreter in it's microcontroller. The developer's code is stored in an EEPROM, which can also be used for data storage. The PBASIC language has easy-to-use commands for basic I/O, like turning devices on or off, interfacing with sensors, etc. More advanced commands let the BASIC Stamp module interface with other integrated circuits, communicate with each other, and operate in networks. STAMP In Education

Wall-E project controlled by a BS2P40 stamp CPU and for motive power and two robosapienV2 hip motors.

Getting Started with an Accelerometer. (Forums Parallax Basic STAMP, electronic chips etc. Parallax) Acceleration is a measure of how quickly speed changes. Just as a speedometer is a meter that measures speed, an accelerometer is a meter that measures acceleration. You can use the ability to sense acceleration to measure a variety of things that are very useful to electronic and robotic projects and designs.   More Forum Links.

nBot Balancing Robot (Also has quite a number of Robot links). (Also has quite a number of Robot links).

Dallas Personal Robotics Group (DPRG)Robot Links   Low Cost Gyro-Accelerometer Combo Sensor In building a balancing robot you need a gyroscope unit and an accelerometer unit in order to get it to balance.

EI Robots Pathfinder

ElCheapo PICmicro Programmer

MELabs PICBASIC Compiler

CTG robotics Configurable Robotics allows the Designer to configure a robot by selecting from a wide range of interface boards and a variety of base designs to meet any task requirement. By using this configurable system the Designer can quickly assemble a robot and immediately start writing task software.

Ryan Dellanas Robotic Home Page

Autopilot: Do it yourself UAV (Helecopter)

Robot Builder

Building Robots with CoachLab II and Tech Card Materials.

Roborama Video's of robots It has never been easier to watch life-like robots video clips : Human, Animal, Toys, any robot!

Stephen Paul Linder. Student Projects.



Popular Mechanics :- 

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Robot Room

i, Randy Robot Showcase.

Budget Robotics

URC Robots Universal Robot Controls & Automation (URC)

The Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics (LPR) is in the Computer Science Department at UMass, Amherst.

Lynx Motion intelligently designed, precision engineered robot kits and components. 


The Wooden menace - Robotic Arm.

This project is a robotic arm made mostly from Wood. It cost less than $50 to make and has a lot of the functionality that any normal robotic arm would have. It is controlled by a PIC MicroController and cloned PS1 controller.

RoboPUC is the name of the Branch of Robotics of the School of Engineering of the PUC. This is a group of professors and students, whose objectives are to harness the interest by the robotics by means of the development of projects, works altogether and aids for students. (Translated to English).

Robotic software development. The software for robotic controller is developed in collaboration with the CISAS of University of Padova. (Andrea Bulgarelli's Home Page)

RT Middleware Developed for Realizing Open Robot Architecture. For Creation of New Industry of Service Robotsx

Robot Gossip Blogspot  (More Blog Links)

Blog about Robots  (More Blog Links)

Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog Robots  (More Blog Links)

BRF Design

Sexy Robot" Used to describe Hajime Sorayama's renditions of the female robot forms which is covered with silver metal, first created in 1979. Initially, Sorayama had the idea to combine robots with eroticism to create the "Sexy Robots". Those are now becoming reality through the work of technicians in robotics labs all over the world. Human female looking robots are called Gynoids (also Fembots) as opposed to Androids which are based on the human male characteristics. This site features all kinds of life-like robots and not only "Sexy Robots". :-)

Environmental Robots Inc. The Home of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMCs) and Polymeric Nanocomposites.

Robot Books  Robot Links


PaPeRo Robots

Introduce Themselves. ITU Telecom World 2006, Hong Kong. NEC is showing their robot PaPeRo. In the video, PaPeRo tell us its name in Japanese, English, Chinese (Putonghua), German and French; afterwards they dance together. Watch the video.

Phoenix Area Robotics eXperimenters

Seattle Robotics Society

The Robotics Laboratory. (Department of Mechanical Engineering).  University of Maryland. Affiliated with Center for Automation Research is the Robotics Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which is directed by Prof. Jackson C.S. Yang. It was established in 1983, with primary activities in education, research and industrial interaction.

  MIT Tech TV (Video's).
 The video-sharing site for the MIT community. It supports community through the aggregation and distribution of science, engineering,
MIT's Robotic Life Research group   Techtv (Video's) Upload yours.  More Videos to Watch and Video Publishing

UC Berkeley Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab

Robots, Robotics And Automation for Talking Electronics

Robostrider The study of live water striders led us to attempt the construction of a mechanical water strider "Robostrider". The challenge was to build a device capable of self propulsion light enough to be supported by surface tension. At the scale where surface tension is important, the weight of a handmade water strider increases with complexity; therefore it was important to develop a very simple driving mechanism.

Micromechanical Flying Insect (MFI) Project

ii Robotics

The ME2011 Robot Project is a chance for students in ME2011 Introduction to Engineering to be creative, to face a substantial challenge, to show off, and to stretch themselves as designers.

Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP) for the Robot Development Project (RDP). The goal of the project is to deliver a software package capable of controlling the ASEA Irb6 robot at the faculty of Electrical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology. The project and the documents to be delivered are organised according to the ESA Software Engineering Standards [ESA]). The project's verification and validation activities are described this SVVP, it also contains plans for testing the software.

Field And Space Robotics Laboratory Microbots project studies a new mission concept for planetary exploration, based on the deployment of a large number of small spherical mobile robots (microbots) over vast areas of a planet's surface and subsurface, including structures such as caves and near-surface crevasses.     Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Microrobotics and Millirobotics Research. Micromechanical Flying Insect (MFI) Project.

Biomimetic Millisystem Lab harness features of animal manipulation, locomotion, sensing, actuation, mechanics, dynamics, and control strategies to radically improve millirobot capabilities. Research in the lab ranges from fundamental understanding of mechanical principles to novel fabrication techniques to system integration of autonomous millirobots.

Autonomous Jumping Microrobots

Precise Miniature Robots and Desktop Flexible Production

Robotics Online

Society of Robots (Includes The $50 Robot Tutorial)  Also Experimental Robot Platform (ERP)

Neuromechanics of Multifunctionality during Rejection is a multidisciplinary graduate program at Case Western Reserve University. Neuro-mechanical systems include natural, man-made, or hybrid systems combining neural controllers and mechanical peripheries. Examples include natural organisms, biologically inspired robots, and neuroprostheses for restoring motor function in the disabled.

Biologically Inspired Robotics Lab dedicated to the advancement of the field of robotics using insights gained through the study of biological mechanisms.

The Robot Scientist Project A multidisciplinary research project involving expertise from Computer Science and Microbiology,

Boulette's Robotics page

Thinkl33t Robotics

Robotics Research Topics. Roadmap of AIM Lab Robot Development.

Robot Enthusiasts! Firmly Founded. And Proudly Growing with over 4,000 members from across the globe.

The Robotics Research Laboratory is part of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (CRES) at USC.   Robot Movies

Physical computing. It's an approach to learning how humans communicate through computers that starts by considering how humans express themselves physically.

Techgeek Building a Robotic Community.

Jeff's All Things Robot, (plenty of links)    Jeff Robots

From Bits to Bytes to Bots

Machine Brain Robots and Smart Machines.

X Robots Robots for all occasions.

Learn about robotics

Hackaday Rrobots Hacks

Build a working robot   Boys Life

The Robot Hall of Fame recognizes excellence in robotics technology worldwide and honors the fictional and real robots that have inspired and made breakthrough accomplishments in robotics. The Robot Hall of Fame was created by Carnegie Mellon University in April 2003 to call attention to the increasing contributions from robots to human society

Robotics Connection

Robot Lab

Pololu, your source for robot kits, robot parts, and robot electronics.

PETMAN Prototype   Biped robot the balances dynamically

Using a human-like "Heal to Toe Walking" motion.

It is a close relative to BigDog sharing elements of the mechanical design and control.

Vivid Videos Demonstrate SuperBot Progress.  SuperBot Robot Can Construct Itself

Types of RobotsSome Ways to Use Robots.  (NASA)

Robotics Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mobility and Robotic Systems. NASA

Portland Area Robotics Society An Oregon non-profit formed to help those interested in learning about and building robots.

Robotics and Automation Laboratory at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

Open University Robotics Outreach Group

Robotics Online

Robot Magazine, Bot Mag

Red Rover Goes to Mars

Dallas Personal Robotics Group

Machine Intelligence Group, India

MegaGiant Robotics

Space Daily Robots

Beagle 2 - A UK robot lander on Mars

Robot Space Explorers - An educators and enthusiasts guide

5 Strange Japanese Robots  Hacked Gadgets

SuperDroid Robots provide a wide range of robot kits.

Robotics Engineering program at WPI

The Robot Store


HRIWeb: The Human-Robot Interaction Site

Hardware Guides, BIOS, Drivers, DLL files and Peripherals

Programming Languages and Computer Code and Scripting

How Robots work. How Stuff Works

Swarmanoid, the movie    

Swarmanoid is a heterogeneous robot swarm in which different groups of robots have different capabilities: some robots are specialized in manipulating objects and climbing, some in moving on the ground and transporting objects, and some in flying and observing the environment from above.

This video presents the Swarmanoid project, a 4 year research project coordinated by Marco Dorigo and funded by the Commission of the European Union.

ARGoS' official web site Computer simulation is a fundamental tool to aid the development and study of robotic systems.

Existing simulation packages for multi-robot systems do not provide the flexibility, scalability, and computational efficiency necessary to deal with the challenges posed by the Swarmanoid project.

Therefore, we have designed and implemented the ARGoS, a novel continuous-time simulator for general multi-robot simulation that includes full support for the simulation of the three different types of robots-- eye-bots, hand-bots and foot-bots--composing the swarmanoid.b ARGoS was the official simulator of the Swarmanoid project and is currently the main robot simulation tool in the ASCENS project.

ARGoS' is the result of the joint effort of all the partner labs involved. Carlo Pinciroli and his colleagues from the IRIDIA-ULB lab were responsible for the main design and development of the architecture, while the other labs (IDSIA-SUPSI, LIS-EPFL, LARAL-ISTC) contributed with new plug-ins and bug fixes.

ARGoS' official web site Computer simulation is a fundamental tool to aid the development and study of robotic systems.

Existing simulation packages for multi-robot systems do not provide the flexibility, scalability, and computational efficiency necessary to deal with the challenges posed by the Swarmanoid project.

Therefore, we have designed and implemented the ARGoS, a novel continuous-time simulator for general multi-robot simulation that includes full support for the simulation of the three different types of robots-- eye-bots, hand-bots and foot-bots--composing the swarmanoid.b ARGoS was the official simulator of the Swarmanoid project and is currently the main robot simulation tool in the ASCENS project.

ARGoS' is the result of the joint effort of all the partner labs involved. Carlo Pinciroli and his colleagues from the IRIDIA-ULB lab were responsible for the main design and development of the architecture, while the other labs (IDSIA-SUPSI, LIS-EPFL, LARAL-ISTC) contributed with new plug-ins and bug fixes.

AREXX Engineering manufacture and distribute a wide range of electronic products for hobby, professional and educational use.

Science Tech Robot links.

Future-Bots Robotic parts and systems and Vintage and New hard-to-find items including Integrated Circuits, CPU's, Memory, Linear Devices, Transistors, and more.

The ROVer Ranch An interactive, Web-based robotics workshop for assembling the hardware and instructions for a software robot to perform a mission in a virtual environment.    Robot Activity Links.    Other Robot Links. This site is a guide for robot builders. There are lists of robotics books, magazines, CD-ROMs, kits, component suppliers, information sources and events.

Epanorama Robotics Links  Epanorama web site, which is dedicated to offer information on electronics found from the web. Lot's or electronic, computer and other related links.

Robot Power

Zach's Cool Stuff. Where people come to expand their knowledge of electronics, robotics, and technology through hands-on projects (i.e., Building Cool Stuff).

Cool Robots at Dartmouth College Scalable, Solar-Powered, autonomous science platforms from the Antarctic.

Smart Robots  Open Robot Network (ORN) members are improving and expanding upon the protocols, languages, applications, and technologies of the SR4 that support robot-to-robot and robot-to-person communication over the Internet.

The Robot Group was founded in the Spring of 1989 by a small group of Austin, TX artists and engineers who shared a common vision: utilizing technology to provide and explore new mediums for art.

Team Stupid Robots is dedicated to providing and supporting economical motor and motion control solutions for a wide variety industrial, research, hobby, and military/police applications.  Robot Links

VMRP wall climbing robot able to climb walls

Tech-supplies The online shop for all your PICAXE, electronic, robotic and educational technology projects.

The Robix Rascal Classroom Robot Set

Popular Mechanics Robotics

Robots Rule PC Robots Forum/Robot Forums - Community Robots Forums. This forum is dedicated to the discussion of PC controlled robots, androids, robotics, and robot hobbyists.

A Robot Club Forum Index  More Forums

RoboteQ Embedded System and Motor Control Specialists.

Robot Marketplace

Stepper Motor using the original floppy disk drive for IBM-PCs. (Quite a number of other similar links)

Robot store UK

IFI Robotics The Art of Science and Control

Rogue Robotics

Micro Dones GmbH. Development of robotic aerial vehicles. Production of rotary wing based VTOL MAV's. (VTOL = Vertical Take Off and Landing, MAV = Micro Aerial Vehicle).

The Robotics Institute   Robot Programming Code. Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University.

  Globalspec Engineering Search Engine

Botball Store All proceeds from the Botball Store go to support educational robotics programs.

AVR and Robotics A collection of robot electronics information.

Mike's Electric Stuff High Voltage, Valves and other electrical stuff.  Which is better, PIC or AVR ? Let's have a heated debate....

Robot-Crawler 6 legs servo Atmel controller  Atmel Website

Larry Barello's AVR and Robotics

Mark III Robot Store

Neil's Hardware using Macxeno Items

Beyond Logic

Interfacing Discussion Group Archives

Make a Marker-Writing Robot out of an Old Inket printer and an iRobot Create

Micromagic Systems® Supply animatronic, robotic and puppet control systems and services to the film and television industry. Most recent projects include "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban".

Silicon Chip Australia's electronics magazine, and is primarily directed to professionals, trades people and enthusiasts in the electronics, electrical, computer and related fields.

Stop the construction of Killer Robots It has been claimed that mass assembling an army of giant KILLER ROBOTS to destroy the world that we live. Sign a Petition to help stop this.

Engineering TV, an innovative online video program by engineers for engineers. Twice a week, each 5-8 minute episode shows cutting-edge technology in action and looks behind the scenes as today's engineers shape tomorrow's breakthroughs. Brought to you by the Penton Media Design and Electronics Engineering groups.

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Fighting Robots (Some may be listed under other sections)   Any mechanical device could be dangerous take all safely precaution's.

Japanese Two Legged Fighting Robots RoboGames humanoid smack-down

RoboGames 2008 Watching the humanoid battles.

A Technical Guide To Building Fighting Robots

The Fighting Robot Association

Extreme Fighting Machines

Robot Wars

Robot Combat

Robot Solutions LLC A source for high quality PMDC motor controls and accessories. We have motor controllers for all types of motors and Battlebots.


RealTimeBattle is a programming game, in which robots controlled by programs are fighting each other. The goal is to destroy the enemies, using the radar to examine the environment and the cannon to shoot.

Cool Robots (My Robot can beat up your Robot)

Farrell Robotics Humanoid Fighting Robots   f10dx5 Farrell Robotics YouTube Channel    

The Farrell Robotics Humanoids which will be competing at the 2007 RoboGames can be previewed here.

For a higher resolution video please go to Farrell Robotics Humanoids


Robot Pro Wrestling 10 - Main Event   Tempusmaster, Robot Dreams YouTube Channel    

Robots Dreams

The Main Event at Dekinnoka 10!

Robot Pro Wrestling featured Saaga versus Monster.

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Other Links (Some may be listed under other sections)    Any mechanical device could be dangerous take all safely precaution's.

3D Printer MakeBot and 3D Printing MakeBot  also see 3D Printers. Three dimensional printers. Printing Physical Objects. Making things by printing them out. Fast prototype, fast prototyping

Robot Operating System, (ROS), provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications. It provides hardware abstraction, device drivers, libraries, visualizers, message-passing, package management, and more. Other Computer Operating System. ROS is a community effort, with many institutions contributing to its development. Much of the underlying platform is being developed by Willow Garage and Stanford. If you wish to find out about Willow Garage's role in developing ROS.

Willow Garage develops hardware and open source software for personal robotics applications.

Bug Labs buildable electronics at CES 2009 (I/O attachment, could may be used for control of robotics). Watch all the video :)

The Microsoft Robotics Studio is a Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware.

The Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio (Microsoft RDS) is a Windows®-based environment for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. Microsoft RDS includes a lightweight asynchronous services-oriented runtime, a set of visual authoring and simulation tools, as well as templates, tutorials, and sample code to help you get started.  More Microsoft® Links

PC Robots Forum/Robot Forums  More Forums

Roboanimals in the lab From the automata of the ancient Greeks, to the curious mechanical inventions of the Age of Enlightenment, people have been creating robotic renderings of animals for centuries. It was only recently, however, that technology advanced enough to produce sophisticated robots that biologists can use for studying animal behavior. By mimicking specific behaviors with striking realism, these robots can stand in for (and fool) their living counterparts -- thus offering researchers the one thing that's often lacking in experimental setups that use live animals: control. "Having these robots allows animal behaviorists to try to tease apart the components of complex signals that are important for the individuals and for interactions between individuals," says Purdue University ecologist Esteban Fernández-Juricic, who has constructed robotic birds. Here are robot animals in action that help Fernandez-Juricic and other researchers learn more about animal behavior.

Artificial Muscle Research Initiative. Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering. College of Engineering, University of Maine. UMaine, Biomedical Engineering Initiative

The Artificial Muscle Research Institute (AMRI) and The Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH) Society. Grassroots network of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) patients, their families and research activists. The FSH Society harnesses the power and insight of a patient-driven model, as it was founded on a promise between two research scientists with FSHD never to let the disease be forgotten or neglected. We are a cause without borders

Open Hardware Licenses Open (source) hardware is a licensing agreement for electromechanical projects. That is to say, electronics and robotics and other mechanical projects are open hardware if they are documented and published under an open hardware license.

Control. Global online community of automation professionals.

Robotic Hand Prototype 3D Print     ArmJunkie YouTube Channel    

3D print from model see created Thingiverse

This is still in beta. I spotted a lot of design errors and will have to do some redesign work to fix them. The end goal is to have this hand frame controlled by a sensor glove.

The work continues at Embeddedjunkie

Thingiverse This is a place to share digital designs that can be made into real, physical objects. Let's create a better universe, together!


More 3D Printers Make practable things in 3D by printing them at home


MORP or Module Orientated Robotic Programming is a small framework designed to bring base implementations in order to easily connect modules such as a NXT or Bioloid Robot. It provides its own scripting languages called 'morp' dedicated to robot programming.  More Programming Languages

RoSH, (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), also known as Lead-Free. RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance. RoHS impacts the entire electronics industry.

WEEE, (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment). WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC mandates the treatment, recovery and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (90% ends up in landfills). All applicable products in the EU market after August 13, 2006 must pass WEEE compliance and carry the "Wheelie Bin" sticker.

Nanobots, NanoRobots, Nanotechnolgy. Dangers of Nanotechnology. Is Nanotechnology dangerous?

Electronics, Electronic components and Electronics Circuits.

3D Printers. Three dimensional printers. Printing Physical Objects. Making things by printing them out. Fast prototype, fast prototyping

Computer Numerically Controlled, CNC

Hardware Guides, BIOS, Drivers, DLL files and Peripherals

RFID, Radio Frequency ID, Radio Frequency IDentification

Operating Systems and Graphical User Interfaces. Windows Visa/XP, Linux, Apple, BeOS, etc.

Mill Engine. Engineering and Mechanical Portal.  Engineering links, Mechanical links, engineers, machines, engines. Civil Engineering,  architecture, construction, transportation, etc...

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